We invite you to step away from the challenges of life.

Come and experience the freedom, joy, and unity of family life re-focused on Christ.

Big families, small families, single parent families, all are welcome!


What should I expect?

  • PRAYER - Mass, Reconciliation, Eucharistic Adoration

  • QUALITY SPEAKERS - Sessions specially for mums, dads, married couples

  • RELEVANT FORMATION FOR KIDS - Age-appropriate formation sessions for kids aged 3-18 years!

  • BUBBAS CRECHE - Right next to the parent sessions for the littlest members of your family

  • FAMILY FUN - Family ‘team building’ sessions, where you can grow closer as a family unit …did I hear someone say SANDCASTLE competition??!!

  • COMMUNITY - A great weekend to hang out with other families in a supportive environment

  • ACCOMMODATION* - Stay at home, or come and stay with other families at Papamoa Christian Camp - I call top bunk!

  • GOOD FOOD - BBQ, Sunday roast lunch, espresso coffee on tap, we’re bringing your family some quality kai.


The Details


Friday 15th - Sunday 17th November 2019


All Saints by the Sea Parish aka St Thomas More, 17 Gloucester Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Start/Finish Times

Friday night starts at 7pm with a hot chocolate lounge just for mums!

Saturday morning starts at 7am with a cooked brekkie for dads. The rest of family arrive for a 9am start. Our first day finishes at 5.30pm with a BBQ dinner.

Sunday starts with 9.30am Mass and finishes in the afternoon at 1pm with a classic roast lunch!


Accommodation for those that choose this option will be at Pacific Park in family bunk-style accommodation. *Accommodation is now all full!*


Cost - $110 flat fee for the whole family! Includes accommodation if you choose this option.

Massive thanks to the Diocese and our generous sponsors that enable us to have this kinda pricing!

Thanks also to All Saints by the Sea parish and St Thomas More Primary for hosting us for the weekend.




BoB + lisa Perron

Bob and Lisa Perron have been married for over thirty years. Bob speaks nationally and internationally to youth and young adults alike. Lisa is the author of the fiction novel entitled Among the Reeds and they have co-authored a new book entitled When God Said No. Together they support and encourage couples who have struggled with infertility, are considering adoption, or those who have adopted. Three of their children are grown. They live in Florida with their two youngest children.

We are excited to have Bob and Lisa with us for the entire weekend to share their wisdom about how to live out the vocation to Marriage along with plenty of stories about the realities of family life!


Paulo + Malu Garcia

Paulo and Malu have been married for 28 years, have 4 gorgeous daughters as any parent would say.....and are constantly trying to improve and consider their marriage as an exciting adventure! Originally from the Phillipines and now proud Pinoy Kiwis, Paulo is the ‘new kid’ in parliament and the first MP of Filipino descent. They have been to the World Meeting of Families and are very passionate about good families being the foundation of society.

We are thrilled to have Paulo and Malu join us on Sunday for a keynote session.


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